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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jul 7, 2011 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

I was at my wife's grandmother's lakehouse, up Mandojammer way, this weekend and opened the under-the-stairs closet door and was confronted with a collection of 8-tracks. The first tape I saw was The Carpenters and the first thing that went through my sun-and-beer-drenched brain was, "ALRIGHT, PEOPLE!! Again! 'Close to You'".

Later, my 9 year-old was bitchin' about his sisters, "I feel like the guy who died and went to "H-E-(toothpick)-(toothpick)" and had to listen to "Dark SUN" for a thousand years."

Anybody else find the Forum slipping into their lives in ways they aren't expectin'?


TOOTMO

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jul 8, 2011 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

neither does jenkem

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 7, 2011 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

Yup. Your mom's stupid joke about the little mermaid and her algebra. Told it to my kid, who thinks it's SOOOO stupid that I have to keep telling it, in numerous terrible incarnations. Like this:

My kid: I have to do HOW many math problems? I'm going to BURN this book.

Me: Hey, what did the feminist mermaid burn? Her algebra! Ha ha ha (rolls on floor).

My kid: (Stares unmovingly, in perfect embodiment of teenager-ness) That is not funny.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jul 8, 2011 5:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

So your using it as sheer torture? Nice.

When faced with a "he/she got more" budding tantrum, I only have to say, "Why, methinks, that reminds me of a parable Jesus told about a vineyard and its workers," and all thoughts of fairness turn to escaping my parable-ating.

TOOTMO

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 8, 2011 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

Oh, it's not that I WANT to torture my kid. I HAVE to. It's in my job description. Mother of Teenager: Must embarrass, annoy or otherwise torture said teenager at least once a day.

Fortunately, he does have a good sense of humor. And either good taste in music or good instinct for survival: rap and pop a la Gaga and Katy Perry, big no; GD, yes, except for Brent tunes, about which I quote: "That's the 8th circle of Hell. And you know who's in the 9th circle ... Justin Bieber!"

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

WOW!

Level 8- the Malebolge

Many and varied sinners suffer eternally in the multi-leveled Malebolge, an amphitheater-shaped pit of despair wholly of stone and of an iron color: Those guilty of fraudulence and malice; the seducers and pimps, who are whipped by horned demons; the hypocrites, who struggle to walk in lead-lined cloaks; the barraters, who are ducked in boiling pitch by demons known as the Malebranche. The simonists, wedged into stone holes, and whose feet are licked by flames, kick and writhe desperately. The magicians, diviners, fortune tellers, and panderers are all here, as are the thieves. Some wallow in human excrement. Serpents writhe and wrap around men, sometimes fusing into each other. Bodies are torn apart. When you arrive, you will want to put your hands over your ears because of the lamentations of the sinners here, who are afflicted with scabs like leprosy, and lay sick on the ground, furiously scratching their skin off with their nails. Indeed, justice divine doth smite them with its hammer.

Level 9 - Cocytus

This is the deepest level of hell, where the fallen angel Satan himself resides. His wings flap eternally, producing chilling cold winds that freeze the thick ice found in Cocytus. The three faces of Satan, black, red, and yellow, can be seen with mouths gushing bloody foam and eyes forever weeping, as they chew on the three traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius. This place is furthest removed from the source of all light and warmth. Sinners here are frozen deep in the ice, faces out, eyes and mouths frozen shut. Traitors against God, country, family, and benefactors.

I thought A. was a challenge. You have a literal divine comedy going on. Dire & I had a conversation about this. He pegged himself as a Fiver. I'm a puny Third. You guys are way down in the hole (TW)! I have a list of demonic names if that would be helpful.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

>When you arrive, you will want to put your hands over your ears

Omigosh. He's right! They DO play Brent-written tunes in the 8th Circle!

As for the 9th, well, it seems that various parts of the anatomy are frozen shut, but not the ears. So Justin Bieber could well be among the prescribed tortures. Minor in comparison, true, but for an eternity ...

(Btw, I hope Adolf and Pol Pot and a few others have replaced poor Brutus and Cassius by now. This past century has seen rather worse things than Caesaricide.)


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

Let's throw Mao in just for fun. I guess Dante was a Caesar fan?

I had to goggle Justin Bieber. You poor woman. I just get German techno music. I feel like Dieter from Sprockets is going to come out of his bedroom at times.

E- and Stalin too. The biggest butcher of all. He (and Mao) just know how to do it without any camera's around. Goebbels had to film every damn thing.

Hey, did you watch Pharaoh's army ?

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-07-09 04:54:05

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 8, 2011 10:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

No no, he goes in the 9th Circle cuz kiddo hates him. I haven't even really heard him; I just hear about how truly awful he is.

So far The Kid hasn't acquired any hideous musical tastes. Some slightly off-the-wall ones, like Irish music, and he has some strange ideas about what qualifies as horrible (the Doors is high on his list of Music To Despise) ... but nothing I can't bear. (Yet.) GD-wise he's keen on Dark Star, TOO, Spanish Jams, and most things Bobbish.

Pharaoh's Army? Well, what comes up on YouTube says, "this uploader has not made the video available in your country. Sorry about that." Wonder if it'd be on the street for 50 cents US, like the new Pirates ...



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2011 10:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

http://tinyurl.com/ye9h5px

And he has friends who are Goth-hippie's?

I kind of feel sorry for these kids that are used then thrown away. So few make that adult transition. Jodie Foster...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2011 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

I'll find a way to get the movie to you. As a CW buff you will enjoy it thoroughly.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 8, 2011 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

Wait a minute, Toots; were you the one that commented on "methinks" so long ago and its use hereabouts? Either way, if you really use that term in such a context, I think that's a highly amusing aspect of how this place has crept into your life (unless you weren't, and you did use that word commonly before arriving here...I, on the other hand, defn use that word now much more than before). Any of that make sense?

I would say the biggest indication of how this placed has impacted my life would be the fact that a yr or two ago my kids (well, all 20 + sorts) had my wife/their mom put "Happy Birthday William Tell" on my cake...and everyone knew exactly why...

Is that bizarre enough for ya?

Methinks it tis.

How about the fact that I talk about folks I know in England, SE Asia, Ireland, central Asia, etc., etc., without having to explain "how", with family and friends when discussing the DEAD and my latest musical obsession?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

What was your first reaction when you saw the cake?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 9, 2011 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

I thought it was good...is that sad, or?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 9, 2011 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

That's pretty damn funny!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2011 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

I find I can make a clean getaway whenever I want to.

:-)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 8, 2011 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess this place doesn't wash off so easily...

Like a rash that keeps coming back